Leave it to Bob Kirsop, for 23 years a copy editor and headline writer for the Cleveland Press, to bring us back down to basics. Last weekend, Kirsop sent me a letter about the paper’s proclivity to incorrectly identify too many infamous local icons as being from Bedford.
First, he stated, a recent blog post identified county commissioner Jimmy Dimora as a former mayor of Bedford. “Jimmy Dimora was never mayor of Bedford — it was Bedford Heights,” wrote Kirsop. “We don’t want him either!”
After wondering aloud whether Bedford Heights would now change the name of its Dimora Recreation Center, Kirsop then pointed out “in the interest of accuracy” that Scene’s regular listing for Crazy Horse Men’s Club on Miles Road is also in Bedford Heights and not Bedford, as stated in the listing.
Our apologies to Bedford, to Crazy Horse, and to the Elder Statesmen of Journalism. Believe us: At least our hearts are in the right place. — Dan Harkins